I believe that the owner, Tony, is well intentioned. At least, I'd like to think so.
However, the room we rented at Las Brisas recently left a lot to be desired. The room itself was quite clean. It had two beds in it. They were clean, though they were very close to the floor so you had to sort of bend down to get into them.
No chairs, so one had to sit on the bed with the suitcases or go outside to sit on a balcony chair to put socks on! Not very convenient.
Not a single glass in the room or bathroom. Walked down the stairs from the third floor to the reception area to get a couple of glasses.
Asked where the ice was. It's kept in an ice chest in the reception area. Filled up my two glasses with ice and trudged back up to the third floor. The ice melted before I could put anything in the glasses. Not Tony's fault. Just my bad planning, I guess.
Cold water shower. Not a great way to wake up. Tony explained at first that it had probably been installed improperly. Later, he said that the temperature indicators were backwards: hot was cold and cold was hot. No matter how we played with the fixture, however, didn't find any hot water.
Had some nachos for lunch. They looked great but the chips were really tough and chewy.
The trash can in the common area near the restaurant restrooms was overflowing, even though the cleaning lady was folding towels right next to it and could clearly see that it looked pretty gross. First things first: empty the trash or get it out of sight. Just common sense.
This place is very convenient to the ferry, and up the street are several restaurants.
Beautiful view of the ocean and the sunset and the sunrise from Room No 35, I'll grant you that.
I'm sorry, but I wouldn't put a toe in the swimming pool. The walls of it just plain looked grimy, like they needed a good scrubbing or a heavy duty chemical wash.
There was lots of renovation going on, which is a good sign. Improvement. I hope. However, there were lots of empty rooms and I thought we paid waaaay too much for ours, esp considering the cold shower, no chairs, no glasses, the trek for ice, etc. I know, I know. A chunk of the $150+ was for taxes, etc., but when you told us $135 (if I recall correctly), you should have just quoted what it would cost us, up front!
These all seem like things that could be easily remedied. There were plenty of chairs outside, for instance. And how about some new plastic cups for every renter, IN the room? And some instructions/ warning about how to use the water fixtures? It wouldn't take much, and would go a long way towards keeping your customers from being irritated in the stifling heat and humidity! We wanted some relaxation and relief. Not more agitation!
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